• Nina B
  • Merchandiser
  • Last/current workplace: Big Day Ltd
  • 52 years old from Auckland, AKL


Dear BIG- I've run a successful event management company since 2001 with multiple skill sets to offer. With COVID 19 impacting on our business in a dramatic fashion, I'm in search of a part time role which will enable me to pay bill and also allow me the time to rebuild our calendar of work- something I suspect will take some time to return to normal levels. Our event work is all project based, so the flexibility of this role seems to work well. I'm not a person that likes being idle, so keeping busy is how I like to be! I've worked in retail and corporate environments and understand the need to present spaces well to attract attention. I have loads of energy and work well in either a team or individual space. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards Nina axter

Employment History

  • Big Day Ltd

    • Nov 2001 - Current
    Company Director. We provide a tailor-made event management consultancy and facilitation service to predominantly corporate clients across the marketing and industry spectrum. After freelance consulting for a number of years, I set up my own company in 2001. Running my own business has extended my skill set and enables me to undertake and understand many roles.
  • Various contractor roles

    • Mar 1994 - Nov 2001
    I worked as a contractor for various organisations over a period of seven years. They included commission selling in advertising and television media, commission sales to retail clients, event management and staff training. Organisations included: Firucci Fashion Accessories, Harrison Freeman, Southern Star Concepts, Eureka Productions, Wayne Baxter & Associates Ltd, Business Training Ltd, Telecom Local Directories
  • Fastway Couriers

    • Mar 1992 - Mar 1994
    Sales Manager, Auckland Branch. Initially employed as a sales rep in March 1992, my role was expanded to Sales Manager in October 1993. I was in charge of a small team of reps and worked with staff training & recruitment as well as working on securing new business and large scale accounts
  • Jakz Print Communications

    • Aug 1991 - Mar 1992
    Employed as a Sales Executive in the Auckland office. Responsible for servicing existing clients and developing new business.
  • Panasonic Office Automation

    • Oct 1989 - Jul 1991
    Appointed as a Cellular Sales Rep in Auckland Office in Oct 1989. Promoted to Sales Rep, Education and Government in Oct 1990.
  • Maysie Bestall-Cohen Training Division

    • May 1989 - Oct 1989
    Employed to set up the training division which was an off-shoot of Maysie Bestall-Cohens Model Agency. The training division conducted courses in School holiday grooming and model training, corporate presentation & grooming skills. First insight into all aspects of running a small business.
  • Atlantic & Pacific Travel- Travel Wholesaler

    • Jan 1987 - May 1989
    Recruited directly from ATI, I was employed in the Sales Department as the Franchise Co-Ordinator. As well as liaising with all our retail partners, my role also encompassed arranging all the agent educational programmes throughout the World showcasing our products (Gitaway and London Shoppe). I also arranged all internal conferencing. Laterly, also worked as a Sales Rep in West Auckland area. Completed my studies at ATI whilst working at A&P


  • Hospitality Host
  • Planning
  • Business Management
  • Merchandising and visual merchandising
  • Event Work
  • Stocking and Inventory
  • Event Management
  • Staff Management and Supervising
  • Time Management
  • Organisational Skills
  • Corporate Events
  • Corporate Marketing

Education History

  • Long Bay College current

    Completed University Entrance in 6 subjects (accredited. Made top 3% in year). Was offered a paid trainee position in Northern Ballet Company, which I undertook in place of my 7th form year.
  • Auckland Technical Institute - now AUT current

    Completed my National Certificate in Business, studying full time for 1 year and part-time whilst working for 3 years. Initially had a strong travel industry perspective, but changed focus to be more marketing, law and management papers.

Personality Type

The Guardians